Friday, March 13, 2015

FINGERPAINTING ISN'T JUST FOR KIDS

A long time ago, I employed brushes and painting knives.  I still do for smaller works.  But I paint with my fingers about 95% of the time!

I discovered that after putting my brushes away, I kept returning to my paintings and adding color with my fingers.

Fairly soon, a dot here and a dot there became dots and dabs and taches everywhere. Not only could I now see the colors that Monet saw (without drugs, thank you), I could layer and paint in the style of the French Impressionists using my fingers.

Using my fingers is a tactile sensation that is much like painting in pastels.  My taboret is set up with numerous tubes of paint, whether painting with acrylics, oils, or water-mixable oils.


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